YuMi comes to London’s Smartech Selfridges to show what’s in store for the future

The Selfridges store in London’s Oxford Street has long been known for showcasing the latest innovations.

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Over 20% of Brits would shockingly replace MPs with robots

The automation of work, including the use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), is expected to rapidly increase. In fact, recent research by think tank ‘Centre for Cities’ found that one in five jobs in Britain will fall victim to automation by 2030.

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Strengthening the UK’s robotics output

Robotic gear manufacturer Harmonic Drive UK has shared a whitepaper exploring the UK robotics industry and outlining some of the challenges facing it. The whitepaper is available to download for freefrom the Harmonic Drive UK website and explores topics such as robot safety,

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Robots versus procrastination

Business owners are always trying to increase productivity in the workplace. They can introduce exercise breaks, have standing meetings and organise team-building days. However, in the manufacturing sector, these initiatives are unlikely to have an impact.

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Robots with lasers are tackling high salmon murder rates in Norway

Robots may work in teams, but their personalities can be like chalk and cheese, says Internet of Things (IoT) writer and observer, Nick Booth. Take the Scandinavian robotic cops that are cleaning up the killers on Norway’s fish farms.

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Are we really ready to trust in AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dividing the world. Heralding the fourth industrial revolution, is AI a force for good, as predicted by PwC boosting the UK economy by 10% over the coming decade, or is it the beginning of the end for a raft of manual and knowledge workers?

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Modular robots have potential to be true task assistants, finds Strategy Analytics

Consumer-grade robots have much potential beyond trivial tasks in users’ home. A recent study from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) service at Strategy Analytics “UXS Technology Planning Report: Robotics”, investigating the needs, behaviors and expectations of consumers regarding consumer-grade robots,

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What is artificial intelligence and why does it matter, apart from the love and sex?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined by one dictionary* as an area of computer science that deals with giving machines the ability to seem like they have human intelligence. AI has been portrayed in films, books and TV as a threat to human control of the planet. And it matters, says Jeremy Cowan, because AI has

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Huawei and Festo sign MoU for smart manufacturing collaboration with 5G slicing technology

Huawei announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Festo to jointly explore the 5G network application of manufacturing and to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G Slicing Technology.

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Robots: China breaks historic records in automation

China has rapidly become a global leader in automation. From 2018 to 2020, a sales increase between 15 and 20% on average per year is possible for industrial robots. Annual sales volume has currently reached the highest level ever recorded for a single country:

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Building change in the construction industry

The IoT era looks set to bring significant changes to industries which have, typically, been slower to embrace disruptive technologies. One such sector is construction, in which IoT technologies have the potential to not only improve efficiencies at key stages of the design and build of structures,

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How will industrial robots impact Industry 4.0?

There is plenty of discussion in Internet of Things circles about industrial automation, but what will be the role of one key element, industrial robots.

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Huawei and ABB sign MoU on cooperation to drive industries towards fully connected era

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation with ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies.

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